80s Horror Films

Few can deny that the 1980s where a transformational and galvanising decade for horror films. Though many classics and first instalments of legendary franchises hit theatres during the last few years of the 1970s, the 80s pulled horror into the mainstream and into the minds of the rebellious youth in overwhelming waves at the box office.
Here's a list of the genre entries which forever impacted my psyche as I grew up in the 80s and early 90s. Listed in mostly chronological order. I'm gonna start toiling through, leaving my notes as reviews. Be patient, this may take a wile...

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  • The Changeling
  • City of the Living Dead
  • Death Ship
  • Friday the 13th
  • Inferno
  • Maniac
  • Saturn 3
  • The Shining
  • Night of the Demon
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Beyond
  • The Burning
  • Dead & Buried
  • The Entity
  • The Evil Dead
  • Friday the 13th Part 2
  • The Funhouse
  • Ghost Story
  • The Howling
  • The House by the Cemetery
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Scanners
  • Amityville II: The Possession
  • Basket Case
  • The Beast Within
  • Cat People
  • Creepshow
  • Friday the 13th Part III
  • The New York Ripper
  • Poltergeist
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • Tenebre
  • The Thing
  • Christine
  • Cujo
  • The Dead Zone
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Videodrome
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • C.H.U.D.
  • Children of the Corn
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  • Gremlins
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • Day of the Dead
  • Demons
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
  • Fright Night
  • Ghoulies
  • The Hills Have Eyes Part II
  • Lifeforce
  • Phenomena
  • Re-Animator
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • Silver Bullet
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • Aliens
  • Critters
  • Deadly Friend
  • Demons 2
  • The Fly
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
  • From Beyond
  • Gothic
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • House
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Night of the Creeps
  • Nomads
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
  • Witchboard
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Bad Taste
  • Chillers
  • Creepshow 2
  • Evil Dead II
  • Hellraiser
  • Near Dark
  • Opera
  • Predator
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
  • Wicked City
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • The Blob
  • Child's Play
  • Critters 2
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
  • Ghoulies II
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Lady in White
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • Maniac Cop
  • Monkey Shines
  • Night of the Demons
  • Phantasm II